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SOLE REMEDY Guitarist Dies After Being Run Over By Truck

Mikko Laine, the 30-year-old guitarist of the Finnish metal band SOLE REMEDY, was killed in a traffic accident last night (October 2) in the Dutch municipality of Baarlo just hours after the band's performance at the ProgPower Europe festival. According to a spokesperson for the Sjiwa youth center (where the concert took place), the accident ...

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NECROCURSE Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS

Pulverised Records has announced the signing of Swedish death metal rebels NECROCURSE. Rising from the filth-lands of Uddevalla and Ljungskile, Sweden, NECROCURSE was spawned in the year 2004 with the musical love for all things brutal and ugly. Consisting of current and former members from NIFELHEIM, NECRONAUT, RUNEMAGICK, DEATHWITCH and SWORDMASTER, to name a few, ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Shows You How To Play 'Locust' (Video)

In a series of videos from GuitarWorld.com, MACHINE HEAD guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn shows you how to play "Locust", a song off the San Francisco Bay Area metal band's forthcoming album, "Unto The Locust", due out September 27 via Roadrunner Records. Check out one of the clips below. Flynn recently went a little deeper about the ...

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MACHINE HEAD Completes Mixing, Mastering New Album

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD mastered their new album, "Unto The Locust", this past Tuesday, August 9 at Sterling Sound in New York City. Due on September 27 via longtime label Roadrunner Records, the CD was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing. The mixing duties were handled by ...

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MACHINE HEAD: 'Unto The Locust' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD will release their new album, "Unto The Locust", on September 27 via longtime label Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing. The mixing duties were handled by Flynn and Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SADUS, TESTAMENT, NIGHT RANGER, VICIOUS RUMORS, HEATHEN, ...

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MACHINE HEAD's 'Unto The Locust' To Be Released In U.K. With Special-Edition Fan Pack

Metal Hammer magazine will release MACHINE HEAD's next album, "Unto The Locust", in the U.K. with a special-edition fan pack. Complete with 132page special issue with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the making of the new album, extensive interviews with every member, never-before-seen historic shots from the band's personal collections, a guide to their custom rigs, ...

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MACHINE HEAD: New Album Title Announced

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have set "Unto The Locust" as the title of their new album, due in late September via longtime label Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing, and it is sure to level anything and everything that happens upon its ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Entire 'Locust' Song Available For Streaming

MACHINE HEAD's brand new track "Locust" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below (courtesy of Roadrunner Records). [Note: This version of the song was mixed by Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SADUS, TESTAMENT, NIGHT RANGER, VICIOUS RUMORS, HEATHEN, VILE, CATTLE DECAPITATION). The final mix will be handled by longtime MACHINE HEAD producer Colin Richardson (BULLET FOR ...

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MACHINE HEAD: 'Locust' Audio Sample Available

A 30-second audio sample of the new MACHINE HEAD track "Locust" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. [Note: This version of the song was mixed by Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SADUS, TESTAMENT, NIGHT RANGER, VICIOUS RUMORS, HEATHEN, VILE, CATTLE DECAPITATION). The final mix will be handled by longtime MACHINE HEAD producer Colin Richardson (BULLET ...

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PAGAN'S MIND's 'Heavenly Ecstasy' Lands On Norwegian Chart

"Heavenly Ecstasy", the sixth album from the Norwegian melodic metal band PAGAN'S MIND, entered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 10 (international artists) and No. 2 (Norwegian artists). "Heavenly Ecstasy" was released on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Release 'Locust' Single

Normally, one would be wise to avoid a plague of locusts. Prophets even warn about locusts in The Bible. However, in the summer of 2011, metal fans and headbangers are going to happily succumb to a "Locust" in the form of a brand new track from Bay Area metal icons MACHINE HEAD. The band, which ...

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FLESHMADESIN Completes Work On New Album

Despite the fact their frontman Twan van Geel recently joined the ranks of LEGION OF THE DAMNED as that band's new guitar player, Dutch black/death thrashers FLESHMADESIN have every intention of carrying on. FLESHMADESIN recently completed work on its third album, "'Delirigion", which is described in a press release as the band's "most demonic and, ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

Norwegian melodic power metallers PAGAN'S MIND will release their sixth album, "Heavenly Ecstasy", on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer. The follow-up to 2007's "God's Equation" was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION) in Stockholm, ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: 'Heavenly Ecstasy' Details Revealed

Norwegian melodic power metallers PAGAN'S MIND will release their sixth album, "Heavenly Ecstasy", on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in the rest of Europe and on May 31 in USA/Canada via SPV/Steamhammer. The follow-up to 2007's "God's Equation" was mixed last fall by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION) in Stockholm, ...

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TARJA TURUNEN's Husband Pursuing Defamation Case Over NIGHTWISH Book

Marcelo Cabuli, the husband of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, and his business partners are demanding 50,000 euros (approximately $72,500) in defamation damages from the parties behind the NIGHTWISH book "Once Upon a Nightwish: The Official Biography 1996-2006". Named in the lawsuit were the publishing house Like Kustannus Oy and the author of the book, ...

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DJEVEL Signs With AFTERMATH MUSIC

Norwegian black metallers DJEVEL (Norwegian word for "devil") have inked a deal with Aftermath Music. The band's debut album, "Dødssanger", will be recorded later this month for a spring/summer release on both CD and vinyl. The cover artwork will be created by DJEVEL's T. Ciekals and Truls Espedal, who has previously worked with ENSLAVED. DJEVEL ...

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NECROCURSE Signs With AFTERMATH MUSIC

NECROCURSE, the old-school Swedish death metal band featuring Hellbutcher (NIFELHEIM) on vocals and Nicklas Rudolfsson (RUNEMAGICK) on drums, has inked a deal with Aftermath Music. The group's limited-edition debut EP (only 500 copies will be pressed), "Chaos Carnage Cataclysm", will be released exclusively on vinyl. A track from the EP, "Shape Of Putrid Abomination", is ...

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DUNCAN PATTERSON's ALTERNATIVE 4 Signs With AVANTGARDE MUSIC

Duncan Patterson has been an integral part of the independent music scene since 1991, still today known and recognized as the original mastermind behind ANATHEMA's early success and in particular as the driving composer behind the "Eternity" and "Alternative 4" albums. With his songwriting he contributed in defining the doom metal sound first, and then ...

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